EJB alum charts transitioning electorate

November 9, 2012

(from The Daily Targum, November 9, 2012)

By Giancarlo Chaux / Correspondent

Minority voters are impacting the outcome of elections more than ever, some political analysts realized after looking at demographics from exit polls post-Election Day.

President Barack Obama received a loss of 20 points from white supporters in this election, said Allison Kopicki, polling editor at The New York Times.

White voters are becoming less influential than they have been in the past, she said.

“Whites are a shrinking percentage of the electorate,” Kopicki, a University alumna, told a crowd of 20 people in the Civic Square Building yesterday. “Among the nearly three of 10 voters who weren’t white, Obama won 80 percent of their vote.”
Read the full article at The Daily Targum


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